Wentz Events

PROGRAMS & EVENTS AT PETER WENTZ FARMSTEAD


2030 Shearer Road
Lansdale, PA 19446
610-584-5104
peterwentzfarmstead@montcopa.org 

2018

Sunday, june 3rd from 1-5PM


Conference- Creating Conversations: Interpreting Slavery
A half-day conference featuring the expertise of professional interpreters as a starting-point for continued conversation on this important part of our shared history. Featured speakers include Joseph McGill, Founder- The Slave Dwelling Project; Brenda Parker, Character Interpreter- George Washington’s Mount Vernon; Cheyney McKnight, Founder- Not Your Momma’s History with a post-conference opportunity to continue in casual conversation during supper with fellow attendees and the speakers.
Fee: $45 for the conference; $60 for the conference, supper, & continued conversation (Wentz Farmstead- Lansdale, PA); PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
*To download the registration form, click here. 


MONDAY-FRIDAY, JUNE 25TH-29TH FROM 9:30AM-3:30PM


Colonial Camp 2018
Students entering 4th through 6th grade in fall 2018 will experience childhood activities and crafts of the colonial period.  
Fee: $150 per child; PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
*To download the brochure/registration, click here.  


MONDAY-FRIDAY, JUly 16TH-20TH FROM 9:30AM-1:30PM


Mitte Camp 2018
Students entering 1st through 3rd grades in fall 2018 will learn about life during the 1700s at this hands-on camp.
Fee: $100 per child; PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
*To download the brochure/registration, click here.  

MONDAY-FRIDAY, JUly 30th-august 3rd FROM 9:30-11:30aM


FULL- Wentz Wonder Kids Camp 2018
Kids ages 4-5 years old will enjoy a half-day camp with hands-on activities related to the historic Farmstead.
Fee: $60 per child; PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
If you wish to be placed on the wait-list, contact Mrs. B.
*To download the brochure/registration, click here.  

sunDAY, septemBER 23RD  AT  2PM
Wentz Mini-Workshop: Bees
Learn about the similarities and differences of keeping bees in the past and today from the staff of our neighbors, Worcester Honey Farms. Various tools and an enclosed frame will be available for viewing. 

WEDNESDAY, October 3rd  AT  10AM  &  1PM
Child's Play Series: Colonial Dress-Up
Preschoolers will learn what people wore during the 1700s and play dress-up with some costumes.  Bring your cameras!   
Fee: $5 per child, agess 3+.  Pre-registration required.  

saturday, october 13TH from 10am-3pm


Home & Headquarters: War Comes to Worcester
Learn how in October 1777 the Wentz family coped with General Washington and his staff using the house as a military headquarters during the busy harvest season.  Experience camp life of an officer & soldier and assist with autumn farm activities throughout the day.  

Friday, november 2nd beginning at 7:30pm


Night Life- Fall & Winter
What happened at the Wentz House after the sun went down? Come to explore night time in the 1700s and what it meant for residents of a home like the Wentz family’s.  Tour is suitable for those ages 12+
Tours offered at 7:30 / 7:50 / 8:10 / 8:30 / 8:50; Pre-registration required. 

WEDNESDAY, november 7TH  AT  10AM  &  1PM
Child's Play Series: Spices
Preschoolers will learn about the origins of spices and then prepare a sachet of a common spice mix. Dress to get dirty!    
Fee: $5 per child, ages 3+.  Pre-registration required.  

SATURDAY, december 1st from 3-9pm


Candlelight Tours
The soft glow of candles will guide you throughout the Farmstead for tours showcasing colonial music, seasonal entertaining, and a visit from Belsnickel, a Pennsylvania German St. Nicholas in furs. (Last tour begins at 8:30pm).

WEDNESDAY,december 5TH  AT  10AM  &  1PM
Child's Play Series: Holidays
Preschoolers will learn about historic holiday traditions and make a craft to take home.     
Fee: $5 per child, ages 3+.  Pre-registration required.